Samuel Alcock tea cup and saucer in English porcelain ( bone china) dating from around 1835. Each has been nicely hand painted and gilded with an under glaze blue ground with a vase and urn pattern.
The pattern has been further enhanced with overglaze enamels of flowers in iron red, green, pink and yellow. on the inside of the cup and front of the saucer. There is gilding around the inner rims and around the outsides of each item. The border of each has pale blue rococo scrolls interspersed with iron red chrysanthemum type flowers surmounted with a gilded design that looks like a baron's coronet.
The body is very white and this is high-quality bone china. There are no makers marks but a pattern number 3429. However, the cup has a square shaped handle and five pairs of ribs around them which helps attribute them to Samuel Alcock of Hill Pottery, Westport Road, Burslem, Staffordshire, England. The factory operated from 1828 until 1859.
See plate 823 of page 138 of a Compendium of British Cups by Michael Berthoud. for a similarly shaped cup.
The tea cup stands 1 7/8 inches high and is 4 inches in diameter at the rim. The saucer is 5 3/4 inches diameter. A total unpacked weight of 260 grammes.
Condition: Good antique condition. The tea cup has two short cracks to the rim and one to the base, both items have wear to the gilding no chips, nor restoration.
This is a lovely piece to display among any collection of antique English porcelain